Mickelson picked up a small consolation Sunday after his runner-up finish in the PGA Championship, extending his American record by qualifying for his 10th consecutive Ryder Cup team.
Defending champion Jason Dufner, suffering from a neck injury and struggling to swing a golf club, pulled out of the PGA Championship in the opening round.
The 37-year-old Dufner has a sore neck because of a degenerative arthritic condition and had an epidural early last week. But he can’t afford to not play.
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Adam Scott was a late entry into Colonial because he wanted to play while ranked No. 1 in the world. Scott will stay on top after a comeback victory at Hogan’s Alley.
Jason Dufner walked off the 18th green, after casually pumping his fists in what passed for a raucous celebration. There was a familiar face waiting for him.
Jason Dufner had little to be excited about after shooting an opening round 70, but a phenomenal shot on the 1st hole clearly fired him up.
Jason Dufner said that he has played a lot of rounds this year with anger on his mind. He just rarely shows emotions, the same as when things were going so well last season.
Wind squalls that howled down off the mountains above Maui were so severe Friday that tour officials scrapped the first round of the Tournament of Champions.
Jason Dufner has won twice in the last four weeks after never winning before on the PGA Tour, yet has struggled at the Colonial. Maybe Dufner can finally find success on the difficult course.
Jason Dufner made a 25-foot birdie putt on the final hole Sunday for a one-stroke victory at the Byron Nelson Championship, his second win in three weeks.